Obituaries for May 2014


Mark Coleman

Havillah, Wash.

Mark Coleman, 61, of Havillah, Wash., died May 19, 2014 in Wenatchee, Wash. Mark was born March 5, 1953 to Robert and Patricia Coleman in Sheldon, Iowa. Mark lived in Havillah and also lived in Forks, Wash., for 18 years. ...

Mary E. Spaulding- Holeman

Betty Spaulding-Holeman, 92, passed away May 18, 2014. Betty was born April 25, 1922, to Mattie and Peter Brackett in Sandpoint, Idaho, the youngest of three children. As a small child her family lived in both the Sandpoint area and ...

Lionel Sandberg

Jacksonville, Ala.

Lionel “Gayle” Sandberg, 87, of Jacksonville, Ala., died Monday, May 12, 2014. He was born April 17, 1927, in Dearborn, Mich., to Carl Lionel and Marion Sandberg. Some of his earliest memories were playing on the Henry Ford estate, where ...

Dorothy A. Russell

Okanogan, Wash.

Dorothy A. (Wressell) Russell of Okanogan, died May 19, 2014. She was born July 18, 1925, in Tacoma, Wash., to Chauncey and Helen (Anderson) Wressell. The family moved to Okanogan in 1934 and she attended the Okanogan School system, graduating ...

Joanne Mae Newman

Joanne Mae Newman, 84, went home to Jesus on Wednesday May 7, 2014, peacefully surrounded by family. She was born in Seattle, Wash., April 7, 1930, to Robert M. and Mary E. Morrison. Joanne married Bernhard E. Newman in 1949. ...

Matthew Wayne Sandefur

Okanogan, Wash.

Matthew Wayne Sandefur, 18, of Okanogan, left this world in the arms of the Lord, May 6, 2014. He was born Jan. 25, 1996, to Rebecca L. Bunch and Bruce W. Sandefur in Omak, Wash. He attended Okanogan High School. ...

Marion Lee Ives

Marion Lee “Sonny” Ives, 78, passed away April 25, 2014, in Springfield, Mo. Sonny began his life’s musical journey April 9, 1936, in the Nespelem, Wash. home of Marion F. and Inez M. Runnels-Ives. Sonny was a former student at ...

Robert William Pell

Conconully, Wash.

Robert William “Bob” Pell passed away unexpectedly April 22, 2014, in Conconully, Wash. Bob was born Aug. 7, 1937, in Omaha, Neb. He spent his early years in Los Angeles, Calif., with his parents, Kermit and Vera Pell and his ...

Jeanne Stookey

Kent, Wash.

Jeanne Stookey, 93, died April 25, 2014. She was a resident of Kent for 45 years. She was born July 27, 1920 in Seattle, Wash. She married Bob Stookey in 1942 in Olympia, Wash. She is survived by her son, ...

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Joel Anderson

Omak, Wash.

Joel “Andy” Anderson, 81, died April 6, 2014, at his home. Arrangements were by Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel, Okanogan.

Hazel Lois Allen Burnett

Okanogan, Wash.

A graveside service will be at 7 p.m. May 25 at the Omak Memorial Cemetery for Hazel Lois Allen Burnett, 87. She died Dec. 13, 2013.

Donald Johnson

Omak, Wash.

Former teacher Donald Johnson, 84, a 54-year resident of Omak, died May 11, 2014, at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane. Services with military honors will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel, 2547 Elmway, Okanogan. A graveside service will ...

Ernest Thiede

Okanogan, Wash.

OKANOGAN — Ernest L. Thiede, 79, died May 4, 2014, in Okanogan. No local services are planned. Arrangements are by Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville.


Orville Wayne Davis

Omak, Wash.

Orville Wayne Davis, 81, of Omak, Wash., passed away peacefully May 10, 2014 at Mid-Valley Hospital with family by his side. He was born June 25, 1932, to Mittie Pearl and John Thomas Davis in Leola, Ark. Orville enjoyed playing ...

Andrew Gua

Andrew “Andy” Gua, 81, died the afternoon of Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. He was born Nov. 28, 1932 into the Nespelem, Wash. home of Antoine and Mary Jo-Gua. Andy belonged to the ...

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Ruth M. Webb

Twisp, Wash.

A graveside service will be at noon May 17 at Beaver Creek Cemetery for Ruth M. Webb, 87. A celebration of life will follow from 1-4 p.m. at the Methow Valley Senior Center, 201 Methow Valley Highway, Twisp. A potluck ...

Matt Sandefur

Okanogan, Wash.

A memorial service for Okanogan High School senior Matt Sandefur, who died Tuesday evening at age 18, was Saturday in Dawson Gym at the school, 244 S. Fifth Ave.


Pamela Snyman

Okanogan, Wash.

Pamela Snyman, 67, passed away at Confluence Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash., April 28, 2014. Pamela was born April 26, 1947 in Kansas City, Mo. to Frank and Wilma Sheel. She was raised and educated in La Junta, Colo. Pam received ...

Matthew King

Seattle, Wash.

Matthew “Matt” King, 55, passed away April 22, 2014, at University of Washington Hospital in Seattle, Wash. Matthew was born Oct. 23, 1958 to Louis and Eloise King in Renton, Wash. He attended Hazen High School in Renton. He later ...

Robert Allen Clark

Wenatchee, Wash.

Bob “BC” Clark passed away, April 27, 2014, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash. Bob was born Jan. 20, 1954, to Roberta and Clarence Clark in Omak, Wash. He attended school in Kettle Falls, Omak and Portland, Ore. He ...